Fred Talbot faces 9 charges of incident assault and one serious sexual assault
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Sunday 23 December 2012
Latin and Greek GCSEs have lost much of their "intellectual force" and should be replaced by tougher new O-level-style exams, say campaigners.
Friday 14 December 2012
Experts have found an undiscovered work?
Sunday 02 December 2012
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Friday 16 November 2012
Our peerless pedant reviews this week's Independent
Animal communication can't be compared to human speech, but Koshik was trying to make contact with his captors
Thursday 01 November 2012
Wednesday 31 October 2012
As the newspaper industry works out how to tackle the threat from free online news and other structural problems, some journalists can at least take heart that, no matter, what the medium – newsprint, the web, or electronic paper – a good copy editor is an essential role. As it is in publishing and advertising/copy-writing, too. When the robots are making our coffee and vacuuming our floors, at least they won't be criticising us for our use of cliches... Oh. Hang on a minute...
Monday 29 October 2012
Michael Gove has announced that trainee teachers are to face tougher tests, after branding current exams too easy.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
David Cameron denied today that he envies Boris Johnson's “rock star status” after the London Mayor was mobbed on his arrival at the Conservative conference in Birmingham.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Political parties urged to fund scheme that would select on academic merit, not ability to pay
Wednesday 29 August 2012
A schoolboy rugby player died on the final whistle just minutes after he was seen holding his head following an earlier challenge, an inquest in Northern Ireland has heard.
Saturday 25 August 2012
Growing numbers of independent school pupils are topping up their A-levels in an effort to secure university places, it can be revealed today.
Sunday 12 August 2012
Anyone who knows anything about prisons will suspect a link between criminal behaviour and illiteracy. I'm a keen student of the work of Noel "Razor" Smith, armed robber-turned-writer and public speaker. He has been in and out of prison all his life. There is no doubt that he found liberation through language. And again and again in his accounts of prison life, we find that a large proportion of his fellow inmates cannot read or write.
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Kisses on emails to business contacts are Britain's biggest office bugbear, according to a new survey.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
More than one in seven schools and colleges is failing to send any pupils to the UK's top universities, new figures show.
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
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